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We go hands-on with the Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone and its bonkers specs - CNETThe powerful Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone from Xiaomi makes a rare US appearance at CES, and I got to spend a little time with it.Our favorite gluten-free frozen pizzas to order online - CNETKeep your freezer stocked with these gluten-free pies to satisfy a pizza craving any time.The Batman starring Robert Pattinson starts filming - CNETHere's everything we know about the movie also starring Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Paul Dano, Zoe Kravitz and more.Pokemon Home will let you bring old buddies to Sword and Shield - CNETYou can trade and manage your Pokemon collections from multiple games.Sonic the Hedgehog movie scores retro 16-bit music video with Wiz Khalifa - CNETHere's our ongoing guide for the upcoming movie about the beloved Sega video game character.NASA's retiring Spitzer telescope snaps wild last view of Tarantula Nebula - CNETThe Spitzer Space Telescope is riding off into the sunset, but not before gifting us with a gorgeous nebula glamour shot.Our favorite gourmet frozen pizzas to order online - CNETIt's delivery, but even better.New software shows safest way to store chemicals, or dispose of them - CNETMix it or nix it? ChemStor wants to make sure you don't blow yourself up.
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Kenyan logistics startup Sendy raises $20M round backed by Toyota
Africa's logistics startup space has gained another multi-million dollar round with global backing. Kenyan company Sendy — with an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers and vehicles for goods delivery — has raised a $20 million Series B led by Atlantica Ventures. Toyota Tsusho Corporation, a trade and investment arm of Japanese automotive company Toyota, also joined the round.'Pokémon Go' online battle feature starts rolling out
Late last year, Niantic promised Pokémon Go players a feature called "Go Battle League" that would finally give them a way to fight other trainers worldwide. Now, the developer has started rolling out Go Battle League, and it will make its way to players based on their trainer level. You may have to wait a bit longer to get it, because Niantic temporarily paused its release "to ensure a smooth feature launch and prevent server issues." But when you do get the feature, you'll be able to fight against other trainers at the Go Battle League preseason events.Lime knows when you're riding its scooters on the sidewalk
Scooter sharing services have created headaches for pedestrians almost from the outset, including the tendency for renters to ride on the sidewalk. Lime may have a way to nudge riders back to the street, though. It just launched a pilot in downtown San José that uses accelerometer and speed data to detect when you're riding on the sidewalk. If AI determines that half or more of a ride took place on sidewalks, you'll get a push notification encouraging you to ride on the street the next time.Google Translate is getting a transcribe mode for lectures, speeches
In the future, Google Translate will be able to transcribe long lectures while translating it into another language in real time. The tech giant has demonstrated the upcoming feature at an event in San Francisco where it demoed some of its artificial intelligence projects. Google previously introduced an interpreter mode for the app, but that one was designed for conversations while this is more for long-form speech. Transcribe mode will give you a way to, say, attend lectures in other languages or watch foreign movies without subtitles and get the gist of what's being said.Google's latest stab at messaging may be an all-in-one business app
Believe it or not, Google might still be tinkering with its chat strategy. The Information sources say Google is working on a unified communications app for workers that would roll messaging and other features together, including Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet, Gmail and Google Drive. Effectively, it'd serve as a more direct rival to office messaging apps like Slack and Microsoft Teams. You'd still have to venture elsewhere for features like your calendar, but you wouldn't have to switch apps just to hold a videoconference or reply to a colleague's email.Mini's 2020 Cooper SE zips around town powered by electrons
When the first Minis rolled off the assembly line in 1959, the diminutive front wheel drive cars practically sipped fuel through equally miniscule 850 - 1275 cc engines. 70 years later, the latest Mini has done away with the need for gasoline completely. This is the Mini Cooper SE, 2020's all-electric iteration of the iconic British automobile.Apple to start online sales in India in Q3 this year
Apple’s much-awaited online store in India will be operational starting Q3 this year, a little longer than previously expected, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. While the company never shared a firm timeline on when the online and brick-and-mortar stores would be set up in India, it was originally aiming to start the online sales in the country in the first quarter of this year, the source said. An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg is stepping down
Match Group, home to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, PoF and a host of other online dating apps, announced today that CEO Mandy Ginsberg would be stepping down from her position after 14 years with the company. Assuming her position is Shar Dubey, currently the president of the Match Group, who will begin her new role March 1. Dubey has also been with Match Group for 14 years, the past two as Match Group president.
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All Hail Daniel Radcliffe's 6 Weirdest Post-Harry Potter Career Choices (So Far)
Daniel Radcliffe could’ve sailed into early retirement after the Harry Potter films, but his career has kept going at a brisk pace. He’s done rom-coms, action flicks, and regular ol’ dramas, but he’s also quite clearly committed to keeping it weird whenever possible. Here are six examples—the good, the bad, and the…
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A collaboration between physicists and citizen scientists has led to the discovery of a previously unknown form of Northern Lights. Dubbed “the dunes,” the spectacular auroral form is providing new insights into Earth’s upper atmosphere.
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Over 55 scientists have signed an open letter rebuking Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that the climate plan rival contender Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders supports, the Green New Deal, isn’t supported by anyone in the scientific field.
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When my mini Aussie, Rio, was a puppy, I let us fall into some bad habits. If it was just the two of us in the car, he’d crawl over the center console and hop into my lap. Very cute when he was the size of a loaf of bread, but not exactly safe. It’s extremely distracting to have a squirmy dog in your lap, and that’s a…
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Every September, Apple reveals a new iPhone. And every year, Apple watchers wonder if this will be the new iPhone to which consumers say, “Nah, we’re good.” 2019 was not that year. With a little help from the iPhone 11 lineup, Apple made a $22.2 billion profit on $91.8 billion in revenue over the holiday quarter. (In…
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'Pokémon Go' online battle feature starts rolling outLate last year, Niantic promised Pokémon Go players a feature called "Go Battle League" that would finally give them a way to fight other trainers worldwide. Now, the developer has started rolling out Go Battle League, and it will make its way...Lime knows when you're riding its scooters on the sidewalkScooter sharing services have created headaches for pedestrians almost from the outset, including the tendency for renters to ride on the sidewalk. Lime may have a way to nudge riders back to the street, though. It just launched a pilot in downtown...Google Translate is getting a transcribe mode for lectures, speechesIn the future, Google Translate will be able to transcribe long lectures while translating it into another language in real time. The tech giant has demonstrated the upcoming feature at an event in San Francisco where it demoed some of its artificial...Google's latest stab at messaging may be an all-in-one business appBelieve it or not, Google might still be tinkering with its chat strategy. The Information sources say Google is working on a unified communications app for workers that would roll messaging and other features together, including Hangouts Chat, Hang...Mini's 2020 Cooper SE zips around town powered by electronsWhen the first Minis rolled off the assembly line in 1959, the diminutive front wheel drive cars practically sipped fuel through equally miniscule 850 - 1275 cc engines. 70 years later, the latest Mini has done away with the need for gasoline complet...Apple's latest iPhone lineup was a hit during the holidaysWe're not very far into 2020, but Apple is starting the year off with some strong financials. The company's Q1 2020 earnings release just crossed the wire, and the numbers here are significant: Apple reported a total of $91.8 billion in quarterly rev...'Destiny 2' is offline as Bungie tries to fix a data-erasing bug (updated)You might not want to look at your Destiny 2 inventory right now if you're an avid player -- you could be in for a rude shock. Bungie has taken the game offline for "emergency maintenance" after discovering that the latest update appears to have eras...Apple iOS update offers more control over iPhone 11 location trackingApple is quickly acting on plans to curb location tracking on iPhone 11 models. It just released an iOS 13.3.1 update (plus a corresponding iPadOS update) that, most notably, adds a toggle to control the U1 Ultra Wideband chip's use of location servi...
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Amazon discounts these Fossil smartwatches for men up to 64% offMen who want a smart wearable can be armed with either the discounted Gen 4 Explorist or Sport from Amazon.Verizon 5G rollout: Everything you need to knowVerizon is in the midst of a massive 5G rollout. Its mobile 5G network is now available in select U.S. cities.Women with Byte: How Susan Kare gave Apple’s Mac its personalityThe designer of the icons and typefaces for the original Apple Mac, Susan Kare helped give a friendly personality to computers at a time when most people still found them a bit scary.Best Super Bowl TV Deals 2020: 4K TVs, QLED TVs, and OLED TVsSuper Bowl 2020 will be broadcast to the nation in 4K UHD. Are you ready?Ring allows undisclosed third parties to track you through its Android appAn investigation from EFF found companies not mentioned in Ring’s privacy notice have access to your data.Andrew Yang broke Tesla’s one big Autopilot rule in campaign commercialAndrew Yang could stand to learn a few things about automation when it comes to how to drive Autopilot.Best smartwatch deals for February 2020: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch salesSmartwatches make life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features, so now is a great time to pick one up for cheap. With so many models available, you can find a deal on one almost all of the time.Resident Evil 8 could go first-person while rest of series sticks to its rootsThe unannounced Resident Evil 8 could be returning to the first-person view used in 2017's Resident Evil 7.
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Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxurious OMG
The Rover Sport is a midsized SUV that's a bit smaller than the Discovery and a little larger than the Evoque. In its SVR format, it's also a muscle car inside in a luxury SUV package. This means you are couched in posh surroundings as you scream "OMG" laying rubber down the pavement... Continue Reading Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxurious OMG Category: Automotive Tags:
Mercedes amplifies the electric van market with 250-mile, eight-seat EQV
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If you would have guessed a few years ago which major German automaker would be first out of the gate to develop a ground-up electric passenger van, the obvious answer would have been Volkswagen. But Mercedes-Benz snuck in earlier this year with the Concept EQV and promised to ready it before year-end. The production EQV debuted this week makes good on that promise, offering zero emissions driving for up to 250 miles (405 km) per charge. It'll be available in two different wheelbase lengths with up to eight seats... Continue Reading Mercedes amplifies the electric van market with 250-mile, eight-seat EQV Category: Automotive Tags:
New-and-improved underwater drone has a zoom-lens camera
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Last year, Chinese startup Youcan Robot successfully crowdfunded its BW Space underwater drone. Now the company is back, with the upgraded BW Space Pro model. Among other things, it features a 6X optical zoom lens... Continue Reading New-and-improved underwater drone has a zoom-lens camera Category: Drones Tags:
Philips turns to the crowd for compact projector launch
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Though crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been used by startups and small businesses to bring their ideas to life, established companies have also been using these platforms more and more. The latest to do so is Philips, which has listed its PicoPix Max compact projector on Indiegogo... Continue Reading Philips turns to the crowd for compact projector launch Category: Home Entertainment Tags:
Zaha Hadid Architects adds signature style to German flood defenses
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Following severe flooding in 1960s Hamburg, Germany, that killed over 300 people, the city upgraded its flood defenses. However, recent simulations revealed that even higher flood barriers were required to protect against extreme high tides and storm surges. An architecture competition was launched to redevelop the site and high-profile firm Zaha Hadid Architects got the nod.
Interstellar isotopes found in Antarctica were forged from supernovae
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In the pure white snow of Antarctica, scientists have found rare isotopes that don't occur naturally on Earth. The isotope, known as iron-60, is usually forged in the crucible of supernova explosions, and the researchers believe it fell to Earth as our solar system passed through an interstellar gas cloud... Continue Reading Interstellar isotopes found in Antarctica were forged from supernovae Category: Space Tags:
Food scientists cook up low-fat better butter made of mostly water
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Often imitated but rarely matched, butter is one ingredient that it's important to get right. People are picky about the consistency and creaminess of their butter, and healthier alternatives have trouble getting that right. Now, food scientists from Cornell University have crafted a brand new spread they say mimics butter with only about a quarter of the calories and fat... Continue Reading Food scientists cook up low-fat better butter made of mostly water Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:
More vaping-linked hospitalizations as study finds nicotine-free e-cigs can damage blood vessels
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New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown nicotine-free e-cigarette vapor can have an immediate harmful effect on the body's vascular function. The study was published as the CDC begins investigating an increasing number of hospitalizations across the country being linked to e-cigarette use... Continue Reading More vaping-linked hospitalizations as study finds nicotine-free e-cigs can damage blood vessels Category: Medical Tags:
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Quick Notes: Navi Refresh and RDNA2 Both In 2020, According to AMD
As part of today’s FY2019 earnings call, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su had a few words to say about AMD’s future GPU plans – an unexpected nugget of information since we weren’t expecting AMD to reveal anything further at this time.
In short, for this year AMD is planning on both Navi product refreshes as well as parts based on the forthcoming RDNA 2 GPU architecture. To quote Lisa Su:In 2019, we launched our new architecture in GPUs, it's the RDNA architecture, and that was the Navi based products. You should expect that those will be refreshed in 2020 - and we'll have a next generation RDNA architecture that will be part of our 2020 lineup. So we're pretty excited about that, and we'll talk more about that at our financial analyst day. ...AMD's 4Q/FY19 Financial Report: Revenue up 50% from 4Q18, Debt Halved
AMD just announced its Q4 2019 and Financial Year 2019 Earnings Report. Here are the key points, along with AMD's presentation.NZXT Unveils Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 Series Closed-Loop CPU Coolers
NZXT has introduced its new Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 closed-loop CPU coolers. The coolers are compatible with all modern platforms and are based on Asetek’s latest pumps, offering a blend between performance and quiet operation. Like all modern hardware for enthusiasts, the look of the coolers can be customized using the company’s proprietary software.
The new NZXT Kraken X-3 series includes 240 mm, 280 mm, and 360 mm radiator models, while the more expensive NZXT Kraken Z-3 family is comprised of a 280 mm and a 360 mm SKUs. All five closed-loop coolers are based on Asetek’s 7th Generation pump, which uses a 800 - 2,800 RPM motor. Paired with the Asetek pump are NZXT’s Aer P120 fans, which offer an operational range from 500 to 2...VAIO Launches SX12: A 12.5-Inch Ultralight Laptop with a Six-Core Comet Lake CPU
VAIO has unveiled a new version of its SX12 laptop that is powered by Intel’s Comet Lake processor, offering SKUs with up to six CPU cores. The miniature notebook weighs less than a kilogram and should not only offer decent performance, but also has a vast set of connectors as well as an optional 4G/LTE modem.
To minimize its weight and dimensions, the VAIO SX12 comes in an enclosure that is made of carbon fiber and plastic. As a result, the machine weighs just 906 grams and is 15.7 mm ~ 18 mm thick. The notebook features a Full-HD display with very thin bezels that allowed VAIO to install a 12.5-inch screen into an 11-inch-class chassis. Furthermore, the company has managed to equip its SX12 with a keyboard featuring a 19-mm pitch....Assassin’s Speed: Eve Technology Reveals 27-Inch QHD Monitors With 240Hz Variable Refresh
Eve Technology is known primarily for its crowd-developed 2-in-1 Eve V notebook introduced a couple of years ago. But this week the company introduced its first crowd-developed displays. The Spectrum monitors designed for gamers also happen use some of the industry’s first QHD (2560x1440) IPS panels that feature a 240 Hz refresh rate.
Eve’s Spectrum lineup of gaming displays includes three 27-inch models. The most basic model has a 2560x1440 resolution, 450 nits maximum brightness, and a 165 Hz refresh rate. The ‘fastest’ 240Hz SKU has a 2560x1440 resolution and 750 nits peak brightness. The most advanced version features a 3840x2160 resolution, 750 nits max brightness, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. All the monitors rely on an 8-bit + AF...Corsair Unveils New iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Coolers: 240, 280 & 360mm
One of the most predominant brands in cooling and peripherals market, Corsair, has unveiled its latest range of AIO CPU coolers at CES. The iCUE RGB Pro XT range is available in three different sizes. Each version comes supplied with Corsair's ML Series PWM fans and has RGB LEDs on the pump which can be controlled by its iCUE RGB utility.
Consisting of three different models, the Corsair iCUE RGB Pro XT range of liquid coolers supports a wide variety of platforms including Intel's LGA115x desktop sockets with support for socket 2011/2066, as well as AMD's desktop AM4, AM3, AM2, and its HEDT TR4 socket. Each cooler has 16 addressable RGB LED's integrated into the pump which can be controlled using Corsair's iCUE RGB software.
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QNAP has announced its new budget-friendly two-bay NAS aimed at home users and supporting hardware-accelerated media playback. The TS-251D can store up to 32 TB of data using today’s hard drives and can be further expanded with a PCIe card to add SSD caching or other options.
The QNAP TS-251D NAS is based on Intel’s dual-core Celeron J4005 processor with UHD 600 Graphics core and hardware decoding for multiple modern video codecs. The SoC is accompanied by 2 GB or 4 GB of DDR4 memory that can be expanded by the end user. The NAS has two bays that can support 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs or SSDs with a SATA 6 Gbps interface, though RAID modes are not supported. The unit has one GbE port, one HDMI 2.0 output, two USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2...The Corsair DDR4-5000 Vengeance LPX Review: Super-Binned, Super Exclusive
The consumer memory industry has been teasing DDR4-5000 for a few months now. We saw one company show some DDR4-5000 modules at Computex back in July 2019, running on an MSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC with an Intel Core i7-8086K processor, but the company said at the time that it didn’t make sense to release them because (at the time) only 2% of top-end CPUs could actually keep up with such a high memory speed. Fast forward to November a few key things have changed.
Micron’s new 8 Gbit Revision-E DDR4 chips (Rev.E or “Micron E-die”) first gained attention in April, and now they’ve matured through rigorous testing and qualification for the high-end memory kits. Enter the Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-5000 memory kits, which have been QVL'ed ...
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Apple is celebrating Heart Month with yearly Apple Watch Activity ChallengeGet some exercise to win next month's Activity Challenge. What you need to know Apple is getting ready for its first Apple Watch Activity Challenge in February. The 'Heart Month Challenge' will run from February 8th to February 14th. Those who complete the challenge will win a medal and stickers. If you are an Apple Watch owners and love to get involved with the Activity Challenges that Apple occasionally runs from time to time, now is another time of the year to get excited. Apple's yearly 'Heart Month Challenge' is set to kick off in less than two weeks. Reported by 9to5Mac, this year's 'Heart Month Challenge' is set to begin on February 8th and run through February 14th. Apple Watch owners can complete the challenge by closing...Apple reports Q1 2020 financial resultsApple has just announced its financial results for Q1 2020, covering the period between October 1 and December 28, 2019. The company posted quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion. Press release: Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results iPhone, Wearables & Services Drive All-Time Record Revenue and Earnings January 28, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Standard Time CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 first quarter ended December 28, 2019. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion, an increase of 9 percent from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $4.99, up 19 percent, also an all-time record. International sales accounted...iOS 13 is already installed on 70% of all iPhones being used todayiOS continues to dominate the mobile industry in adoption rate. What you need to know Apple has released new iOS and iPadOS adoption numbers. 70% of all iPhones are currently running iOS 13. 57% of all iPads are currently running iPadOS. Apple has updated the App Store support page on its Developer website with new numbers highlighting iOS and iPadOS rates for its customers. According to the information that was pulled as of January 27, 2020, iOS 13 is now running well into the majority of active iPhones today. Per the support page, "77% of all devices introduced in the last four years use iOS 13." This means that over three-quarters of customers who own the iPhone 11 and, all the way back to the iPhone 7, have already updated to i...Protect yourself by adding 2FA to your most important accountsHow do you protect your photos, messages, and more from being hacked or stolen online? Hackers have become too good, and security systems are still flawed. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like Safari's iCloud Keychain or third-party apps like LastPass or 1Password can help, but the absolute best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra security options for a two-step verification or two-factor authentication (2FA). Here's how to go about it. How to set up two-factor for Apple and iCloud How to set up two-factor for Google and Gmail How to set up two-factor for Dropbox How to set up two-factor for Amazon How to set up two-factor for Twitter How to set up two-factor for Facebook How to set up two-factor for In...AirPods Pro: Transparency vs Noise CancelingThe difference between the two settings is small but significant. The AirPods Pro's most advertised feature is active noise cancellation. Less publicized, but perhaps equally important, is the built-in Transparency mode. Here's a look at the differences between the two and how to activate them. AirPods Pro vs. AirPods 2 In 2019, Apple introduced the second-generation AirPods. A few months later, the AirPods Pro arrived. The two devices are similar in many ways. Both, for example, offer Hey, Siri activation and an H1 chip that enables seamless pairing between devices. Both versions can also use Audio Sharing so you can share your audio between multiple pairs of AirPods. The AirPods Pro and AirPods 2 also support Announce Messages, whi...Get Plex up and running right on your MacThis easy-to-use media server keeps your movies, TV, and music at your fingertips. Think of Plex as "iTunes, but for everything you didn't buy from Apple." With a Plex media server and apps on your computers, iOS devices, and Apple TV, you can store and stream your collection of non-DRM movies, TV, music, and more to any device, anywhere. Better yet, you can share all that media with your Plex-using friends, and enjoy streaming theirs in return. And that's just the stuff you can do for free. What Plex can (and can't) do Plex can catalog and play your personal, non-iTunes digital library of: Movies TV shows Music Photos You can play these files over your local network or anywhere you're connected to the Internet — at the gym, at a...Protect your Fitbit Versa from wear and tear with a screen protectorSometimes you just need a little extra layer of security in life, especially when it comes to your gadgets. A goos screen protector is a great place to start. We picked out the best of the best Fitbit Versa (Gen 1) and Versa Lite Screen protectors to keep your fitness tracker secure n' scratch-free. Bye-bye damage KIMLAR Fitbit Versa Waterproof Tempered Glass Screen Protector Staff Favorite Scratch-resistant? Check. Waterproof? Check. Affordable? Check. Highly-rated? Check check and double-check! The KIMLAR Fitbit Versa Waterproof Tempered Glass Screen Protector will keep your Versa's screen in prime condition throughout the wear and tear of your daily life. $6 at Amazon Tempered glass = peace of mind QIBOX Tempered Glass Scre...On Data Privacy Day learn how to lock down your iPhoneIf you're more concerned about someone stealing your data than you losing your data, then these are the iOS security tips you need to know! Security, like privacy, is always at war with convenience. You want to be able to get to all of your stuff, all the time, as quickly and easily as possible, but you don't want anyone else to get to any of it, at all ever. But the easier you make it for you, the easier you make it for them. And the harder you make it for them, the harder you make it for you. Touch ID, Face ID, iCloud Keychain, AutoFill — there are tools Apple and others provide to try to better balance security and convenience, but they all have their trade-offs. Prefer to watch than to read? 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Apple reports record iPhone revenue over the holidays while wearables sales soar
On Tuesday afternoon, Apple released its earnings report where it announced a 9% increase in revenue over the same quarter last year ($91.8 billion), well over predictions from analysts ($88.5 billion). Apple is also seeing more revenue in hardware, which had stagnated over the last year or so. iPhone sales earned Apple over half of its revenue for the first fiscal quarter. The company earned $55.96 billion in iPhone sales alone, breaking past Wall Street's prediction of $51.5 billion. Meanwhile, Apple's accessory hardware category which includes the Apple Watch, Home Pod, and AirPods...Samsung releases extended video teaser for Unpacked 2020
We've known for quite some time now that Samsung's next grand event is taking place on February 11, where it's expected to announce new and exciting devices. And today the company decided to upload an extended teaser for what it's calling Unpacked 2020 to its YouTube channel. Unsurprisingly since this is still a teaser, we don't get to see any actual phones in it, but there are unsubtle hints though. Take a look for yourself: "Change the shape of the future" seems like a great title for a video teasing an event where we're going to see the Galaxy Z Flip announced, the company's...Curve gains support for Apple Pay to use with any card in Europe
Curve is a prepaid Mastercard that lets customers add funds to refill its balance, access ATMs for free while traveling, and could generally be a safer option for shopping or traveling since the card can be frozen/unfrozen from an app in case it's lost. You can also link Curve to any of your physical cards and switch between payment methods on the fly, even after making a purchase. Curve is now officially supported by Apple Pay, which is great news for someone in Europe who may have a card they with to use with Apple Pay, but isn't supported by it. Ultimately, you can add your...DoubleTake by FiLMiC Pro lets you shoot from all four cameras on your iPhone 11 Pro
FiLMiC, the company that showed the amazing multi-cam video recording in its FiLMiC Pro app during the iPhone 11 keynote, has decided to release that feature as a new standalone app for now. Called DoubleTake, the app is free to download on the App Store. DoubleTake lets you shoot from all the cameras on your iPhone. If you have the iPhone 11 Pro, this means you can shoot from all four cameras, including the three on the back and the one on the front. The number goes down depending upon the number of cameras you have on your iPhone. The UI is fairly simple. From the bottom left...Official renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip leak in black and purple, full specs surface
As phone makers continue to push new foldable form factors, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is turning out to be one of the most hyped devices for this year. Following the success and attention of the Galaxy Fold, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has already been under the radar of the public as its launch date approaches. I call this "the butt". #GalaxyZFlip #foldallthethings Moar here: https://t.co/dvsNHqxycM pic.twitter.com/JmYW0HiSnP Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 28, 2020 The latest set of leaks comes from WinFuture where official renders Samsung's new foldable clamshell smartphone have...Apple releases iOS 13.3.1, starts selling HomePod in India
Apple is rolling out iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 to compatible devices. The update size for our iPhone XR is 275MB but depending upon your device, your mileage may vary. The update largely features bug fixes and performance improvements. However, one interesting option being added by the 13.3.1 update is the ability to control the use of the U1 Ultra Wideband chip found inside the iPhone 11 series of devices. Change log If you recall, the U1 chip inside the 2019 iPhones enabled them to to locate and be located by other UWB enabled devices with pinpoint accuracy within its range....Redmi Note 8 Pro's camera rated mediocre by DxOMark
The Redmi Note 8 Pro packs impressive hardware at a highly competitive price-point. Looking at the cameras in particular, the Note 8 Pro headlines the affordable category with a 64MP main shooter alongside an 8MP ultrawide module and two 2MP snappers for macro photography and depth data. Despite the solid setup, the Note 8 Pro managed an unimpressive score of 84 on the DxOMark test which is exactly the same as the Black Shark 2 and LG V30. Breaking down the score, the latest member in the Redmi Note series managed 87 in the photo department and 78 in the video category. The main...Coronavirus could compromise iPhone 9 and AirPods production
The situation with the spreading novel coronavirus (also known as the Wuhan coronavirus) in China could very well compromise Apple's production line. Specifically, it could impact the manufacturing of the new iPhone 9 (or SE 2) and AirPods. According to a report by Nikkei Asian Review the virus has spread to the Hubei Province (with over 100 confirmed cases), which neighbors the Henan Province and is near the Guangdong Province, both hosts to major Apple production centers. Sources, quoted by a Bloomberg report (pay-walled), suggest that the upcoming iPhone 9 is likely to be impacted by...
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2 Satellites May Narrowly Avoid a Collision Tomorrow NightSatellites IRAS (13777) and GGSE-4 (2828) are expected to just miss each other in the night sky on Wednesday, Jan. 29. (Photo Credit: NASA)
Two old satellites are expected to narrowly sweep past each other in the night sky tomorrow night. According to LeoLabs, a company that observes spacecraft trajectories, the two satellites—IRAS (13777), a decommissioned space […]
The post 2 Satellites May Narrowly Avoid a Collision Tomorrow Night appeared first on Geek.com.‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: The Joker
There have been eleven main Mortal Kombat games. Can you believe it? The 90s were that long ago. Since then the fighting game has become a gory institution as colorful ninjas and sorcerers […]
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A new spacecraft is taking a peek at the sun’s north and south poles for the first time. Solar Orbiter, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), is expected to […]
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It’s literally still only the first month of the new decade and we’ve already been threatened by both another world war and a deadly virus. Gotta check all the bases for global destruction. […]
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NASA’s Spitzer is a fan of arachnids: The space telescope recently spotted the Tarantula Nebula and its starry web in space. Spitzer, which is set to be retired on Thursday, has studied this […]
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Geralt of Rivia is the crossover character of the new year, as The Witcher on Netflix is scratching that fantasy itch and giving us a catchy little coin-throwing song to boot. But the […]
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When it comes to combining the deadly serious with the delightfully absurd, there’s nothing better than a video game lawsuit. Where else do you see legal battles about who invented what virtual reality […]
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January 28 sees the culmination of Cardboard Computer’s seven-year journey down Kentucky Route Zero, with the game’s fifth act shipping along with a console port for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox […]
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Kenyan logistics startup Sendy raises $20M round backed by ToyotaAfrica’s logistics startup space has gained another multi-million dollar round with global backing. Kenyan company Sendy — with an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers and vehicles for goods delivery — has raised a $20 million Series B led by Atlantica Ventures. Toyota Tsusho Corporation, a trade and investment arm of Japanese automotive company […]Apple to start online sales in India in Q3 this yearApple’s much-awaited online store in India will be operational starting Q3 this year, a little longer than previously expected, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The iPhone-maker said in August last year that it was “eager to serve [customers of India] online and in-store with the same experience and care that Apple customers […]Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg is stepping downMatch Group, home to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, PoF and a host of other online dating apps, announced today that CEO Mandy Ginsberg would be stepping down from her position after 14 years with the company. She’s served in the CEO role since her appointment in 2017. Related to this, Ginsberg will also resign from Match’s […]Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radicalization effectResearch presented at the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona today supports the notion that YouTube’s platform is playing a role in radicalizing users via exposure to far-right ideologies. The study, carried out by researchers at Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, found evidence that users […]Product Hunt launches beta of YourStack, a home for your favorite thingsThe team behind Product Hunt is launching a new social network called YourStack, a platform aiming to connect people that are passionate about products and help them discover what things their friends love. “It’s super simple, you just search through and create a stack of products you love,” Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover tells TechCrunch. […]Apple reports a record $12.7B in services revenueApple’s increasing focus on its services business seems to be paying off, with the company reporting a record $12.7 billion in services net sales during the first quarter of its fiscal year — a year-over-year increase of roughly 17%. Services includes existing offerings like iCloud and Apple Music, as well as a number of new […]Apple shares rise after company reports better-than-expected revenue of $91.8BToday after the bell, Apple reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2020. The company’s revenue totaled $91.8 billion, far ahead of expectations of $88.43 billion. At the same time, the company’s per-share profit of $4.99 was greater than the market-anticipated figure of $4.54 per share. In immediate trading following the news, […]Toothless: Facebook proposes a weak Oversight BoardFacebook’s internal “Supreme Court” can’t set precedents, can’t make decisions about Facebook Dating or Marketplace, and can’t oversee WhatsApp, Oculus, or any messaging feature, according to the bylaws Facebook proposed today for its Oversight Board. It’s designed to provide an independent appeals process for content moderation rulings. But it will only be able to challenge […]
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Stephen Colbert commemorates Mike Pompeo's NPR freakout with pun-based merch
As the senate trial of Donald Trump grapples with the revelations from John Bolton's book manuscript — namely that the former security advisor's forthcoming opus confirms the Ukraine aid quid pro quo — it seems no member of the Trump administration is remotely interested in talking about Ukraine. Especially Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who lost it at NPR journalist Mary Louise Kelly when she pivoted from Iran to asking about Ukraine in a recent interview.
Pompeo not only ended the interview early, but yelled and swore at her afterwards, asking rhetorically if she thought Americans care about Ukraine, and even had an aide bring an unmarked world map so he could ask her to point out Ukraine on it. (If that's what passes for a gotcha...'She's more qualified than you are for your job': Seth Meyers blasts Pompeo over bizarre NPR tantrum
It seems Secretary of State Mike Pompeo really didn't like the line of questioning in a recent interview with NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly. So, like any respectable public figure, he dodged the question, waited until the mics were off, and threw a little tantrum. This included Pompeo apparently expressing a belief that Americans "don't care about Ukraine" — a belief Seth Meyers easily poked holes in on Tuesday's episode of Late Night.
"You are on NPR! If there's any place where people pay attention to world events, that's it," quipped Meyers. "People who can put up with the intricacies of jazz fusion can certainly handle basic geography." Read more...More about Donald Trump, Npr, Seth Meyers, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and Mike PompeoApple restricts travel to China, closes one store due to coronavirus
Apple talked about a lot of things during Tuesday's earnings call, but one of the most important topics covered wasn't tech-related. It was the coronavirus.
And although there were reports that the virus might directly affect Apple's ability to fulfill iPhone production orders, it was clear that Cook wanted to focus on one thing instead: The health and safety of employees working in Chinese retail locations.
While the Apple CEO didn't go into detail regarding possible production woes, he did confirm that Apple is donating to groups in areas affected by the outbreak in an attempt to contain it. The company is also working closely with its own team members to ensure that anyone in the affected area is okay. Read more...More about Apple, I...Google Translate will soon be able to transcribe audio
Google's translation tech is about to get even more powerful.
The company will soon add a new feature to its Translate app that makes the service even more like an actual human translator: transcriptions. The feature is expected to roll out to the Android version of the Translate app in the next few months (Google hasn't said when an iOS version might be available to iPhone users).
The feature is similar to how real-time transcription works in Google's Recorder app, except that it's also translating the speaker's words (into whatever specified language) rather than simply transcribing them. So, if you're in a meeting or a lecture, the app will be able to, almost instantly, generate a translated transcription of the speaker's words as you...I'm in love with Samsung's purple Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung is set to unveil its new foldable phone at its Galaxy Unpacked event on Feb. 11, which is two weeks away. But, thanks to official renders and specs leaked by WinFuture, we get to check out the Galaxy Z Flip in all of its glory ahead of time.
Seeing as how rumors have been circulating for a little bit now, the design comes as no surprise. But to see that it's going to be offered in a stunning purple color has turned me into a live version of the heart eye emoji.
As my co-worker said, "We don't have enough purple tech." I very much agree.
Folds vertically, perfect for tiny hands!
Image: winfuture Read more...More about Samsung, Leaks, Foldable Phones, Foldable Display, and T...Finally, scooters that shame you for riding on the sidewalk
Even if it doesn't feel safe to ride electric scooters in the street, that doesn't mean you can terrorize pedestrians at 12 mph.
The rise of e-scooter-sharing inevitably means people breaking the rules. It happens. But now, e-scooter giant Lime is cracking down on riders' potential flagrant disregard for staying off the sidewalks while renting its battery-powered two-wheelers.
The small but zippy electric vehicles are supposed to be in the bike lane alongside cars. Lime's other rules and regulations include wearing a helmet, no double-riding, and no drinking and riding. But for now, Lime is focused on working to eliminate sidewalk-riding. It's nearly impossible to force people to comply. That's why scooter companies like Bird and VeoRi...GM's newest Super Cruise feature almost makes it a true Tesla Autopilot rival
General Motors is riding close behind Tesla with its semi-autonomous system.
Super Cruise, as GM's driver assistance system is called, lets the car do the driving in certain situations, like riding on the highway. It's GM's answer to Tesla's own semi-autonomous Autopilot system with one crucial difference: You can take your hands off the wheel. And now, with its latest feature update, it can even handle lane changing, putting it on par with Autopilot.
The new Enhanced Super Cruise will allow automatic lane changes in the 2021 CT4 and CT5 Cadillac sedans and the 2021 Escalade, all coming out later this year. Super Cruise first came out in 2017. Read more...More about Tesla, General Motors, Autopilot, Super Cruise, and Semi AutonomousFacebook says oversight board is coming soon
Facebook’s long-talked about oversight board is starting to become a reality.
On Tuesday, Facebook announced that its oversight board will be ready to start hearing cases this summer. The social media company also shared a set of recommended bylaws for the board and said in its statement that it would announce board members and trustees “in the coming months.”
According to Facebook, cases brought to the board “will initially only involve individual pieces of content that we have taken down.” Once the company removes content from Facebook or Instagram and runs through all appeals with the company, a user will have 15 days to appeal to the board. The company can refer “urgent cases” directly to the board itself as well. Read more...More a...
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